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  • Published: 28 May 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241601662
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $42.99

Explanatorium of the Earth

The Wonderful Workings of the Earth Explained




Earth's geology, landscapes, and weather explained through spectacular photography and simple illustration

Packed with fun facts and incredible visuals of everything from supervolcanoes to tsunamis, this is the only Earth encyclopedia for children you'll ever need.

What makes volcanoes erupt? Why are tornadoes and hurricanes so destructive? How do rocks, fossils, and gems form? Explanatorium of the Earth takes you on an incredible voyage deep into the heart of our planet and back to discover the powerful forces that continually shape and remodel our ever-changing world. Discover how tectonic plates tear apart and collide, moving millimetre by millimetre to create continents, mountain ranges, oceans, and volcanoes. Witness the destructive power of earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes. Learn how the slow but relentless process of erosion and weathering wear away rock, reducing mountains to dust and carving valleys and canyons into the land. And learn how the living world and rock cycles have worked together for millions of years to stabilize the planet's climate, keeping Earth suitable for life.

  • Published: 28 May 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241601662
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $42.99